She had written many letters to her family during the war; she later used these letters to write her book Hospital Sketches––a true story based on her letters about her time as a nurse. Louisa knew that she wanted to pursue writing as a career after Hospital Sketches was published in 1863. In 1868, Louisa wrote a book based on the coming of age stories of her and her sisters and titled it Little Women (“Louisa May Alcott.” Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House). She wrote this book because family needs were dire, but it was so widely popular that Louisa was given financial security and independence and a lifetime writing career (“Louisa May Alcott.” Biography.com). Louisa went on a tour throughout Europe in 1870, as well as a few brief tours in New York, before settling down in Boston and Concord to care for her mother and her increasingly helpless father.
“On her mother’s side she was descended from the Quincys, a family of great prestige in the colony; her father and other forebears were Congregational ministers, leaders in a society that held its clergy in high esteem” (Black). Abigail often helped her mother care for the sick and poor. Abigail also had no formal education which was normal for women from that time period. This led her to become “self-educated, she [also] read widely and studied French” (History.com Staff). This love of reading connected her to John Adams, after meeting him “at a social gathering in 1762” (“Abigail Adams”, Biography.com).
John March (Mr. March): main character of the novel, he is the father of the four girls who star in the novel Little Women (Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy). Mr. March is presented in two different times in the novel; as a chaplain of thirty nine years old who joined to the Civil War, in the part the Union. Then, in many chapters Mr. March is a young man between nineteen and twenty one years old presented trough flashback. Mr. March has a handsome unlined face and golden hair before go to the war, later when his wife visits him in the hospital he is unrecognizable. His hair is streaked with gray and his face is lined with worry.
We can see from his stay how England influenced his writing and future career. Poe was apparently a little sick after the 34-day trip to England as John Allan said. The captain of the ship didn't make it easier on Poe due to the fact that he slept on the floor and wood for fire was in short supply Poe got to see spots in Scotland, but his foster mother had developed a sickness. John Allan was mournful and upset when he wife was ill. During all this turmoil, Poe went back to school. John Allan was originally planning to stay in England for only 3 years, but he decided to stay for 5 instead.
In 1850, the Stowe family moved to Maine because Calvin was offered a teaching job at Bowdoin College in Brunswick. At this time, 9 million African Americans were being sent to the United States to work on Southern plantations. The first formal protest against slavery was made in 1688 by the Quakers in Pennsylvania. More and more protests continued to happen and they became more violent. Finally, Edward’s wife, Isabella, wrote to Harriet and said, “Hattie, if I could use a pen as you can, I would write something that would make this whole nation feel what an accursed thing slavery is.” This was a motivation for Harriet to write Uncle Tom’s
According to “Nicola Watson” the publication of little women in 1868 that talks about a founding myth of American girlhood. The story of a family of four girls and how they grow up during the American Civil War. (Louisa May Alcott, little women (1868-9)”p.13-17”. This essay will talks about the difference between four sisters and their dreams but the difference in the character of Jo and Laurie because they want to reach to their dreams but the society at that time refused the working woman like jo s character as well as Laurie wanted to work as a musician but the society refused this job and his father wants him to work as a business man. The second point will talks about Louisa May Alcott that defense the individual rights of men in the character of Laurie.
In 1920 women in America were finally granted suffrage, meaning the right to vote. This opened so many possibilities for women because now their voice can be heard. While women have always worked either as a housewife or in the field, it was not until World War II that many women started to begin careers. After the war though there was a big emphasis on religion and family in the 1950’s and 1960’s. This push for Americans to be religious and have a more traditional family
After two years of working in nursing, she ended up studying sociology at the University of Minnesota (Social Welfare History Project, 2012). The lecture given by Jane Addams at the University lit the fire in Ida to work with the poor. Her understanding of poverty, occupation, and disease grew while working at St. Paul Associated Charities; however, she yearned to learn more and went back to school for Social Wok (Social Welfare History Project, 2012). While she was in school, she moved in with her brother and settled there permanently (Social Welfare History Project, 2012). In 1905, she worked for Dr. Richard Cabot at Massachusetts General Hospital and in 1907, she was named the “Head Worker” (Social Welfare History Project, 2012).
First woman to serve in Congress, Jeannette Rankin, stated “How shall we explain to them the meaning of democracy if the same Congress that voted to make the world safe for democracy refuses to give this small measure of democracy to the women of our country.” The 19th amendment was a major step for women’s rights in America. Many years of hardships led up to the breakthrough that serves as a reminder to all those who fought for their rights. There were many key people and organizations that fought for the woman’s suffrage movement. They took part in protest, strikes, and conventions for the right to vote. The rise of woman’s suffrage started to kick off in 1800’s.
Anthony, a rising leader in the woman's suffrage movement, made outstanding contributions for women to gain the right to vote. Susan was a leading force in merging the Woman's Right Society and the Anti-Slavery Society into one organization named American Equal Rights Association. Susan could hardly gain these achievements without her important partner, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who encouraged her to reside the meeting and collaborated with her on various movements for many years. The first meeting that could be regarded as the warm-up of the woman's suffrage movement was held in the home of Stanton, whose enthusiasm and leadership had a significant impact on Susan. Susan remained unmarried during her lifetime and devoted much of her time to the cause of woman’s rights.